Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Celebrating Sunshine

My mom is great. Period. Even though she is back home in Colorado, she has managed to be so supportive these last few months during some harder times. Most of you know, I left my FT job and went to PT, and in the meantime started up Sunshine Yarns and started working at the store. Now, I have to admit, I didn't expect my family to take this decision lightly, since I do have a Master's degree and six years of school under my belt so far. However, my family and especially my mom, encouraged me to follow my heart and do what I though would make me happy. That is how I ended up where I am now. What lies ahead next year is still up in the air, but I am sure it will all work itself out in the end.

With that said, look what came in the mail last Friday!! My mom recently got back into quilting and made this beautiful wall hanging that celebrates Knitting Sunshine and Sunshine yarns. Look at all the suns! And, of course Kali and Soma were intrigued by new smells... They just couldn't stay off of it while I was trying to take pictures!





So, thank you mom. I truely appreciate this and am so excited it has to do with Knitting Sunshine and Sunshine Yarns.

21 Comments:

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Areli said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your mother did a lovely job.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Elinor said...

How pretty! In my opinion, quilting is way more time consuming than knitting so I always think that quilted gifts are such a treasure!

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Alex said...

It's beautiful! I'm from Kansas so I'm fond of the sunflowers (our state flower). :)

 
At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Bookish Wendy said...

I did the same thing. Left my field, left my education, and left the job. I couldn't be happier. The choices we make in our schooling shouldn't dictate where we end up spending our days. Go girl!

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

how wonderful!

(I'm not using my masters degree either and I couldn't be happier)

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Becky said...

That quilt is beautiful.

And hey! So what if you aren't "using" your master's degree? Having one at all is good, even if you don't actively use it. I stopped practicing law after 12 years and decided to go to fashion school instead. In the end, what matters is that you do what you the most fulfilling right now.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger eastern white said...

i am still in my field, using my master's degree and honestly i wish i can do what i like which is knitting and cooking and be a martha stewart. so, i envy you very much!! beautiful quilt!

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Amber said...

It's wonderful to have people supportive of all we can do in our lives. And that quilt is just beautiful, such a talented family :)

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Kat said...

What a great Sunshine quilt. Good for you for following your heart. I know what I don't want to do, I just need to find out what I do want to do, then I am outta here!

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Scoutj said...

Hey, I have a teaching degree, 6 years of teaching and a Masters under my belt and I don't use any of it right now since I've been at home for 4 years taking care of my Scoutlets!

I love the quilt.

And... TAG!

http://scoutj.blogspot.com/2005/12/tag-youre-it.html

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Dani said...

Any woman who could raise a daughter as warm and loving as you is already aces in my book, but when you add that quilt in, she becomes even more special. Wonderful gift Dani, use it in good health!

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Monica said...

What a beautiful quilt, and a beautiful gesture! Kudos to you for following your heart and doing what you enjoy.

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous andrea said...

awww, how sweet! and how very cool that your mom is so supportive - as well she should be ;) your yarns are gorgeous!

 
At 3:19 AM, Blogger Kathy said...

Beautiful hanging. Looks like your mom shares the creative and artistry gene, too.

 
At 8:32 AM, Anonymous katie said...

So beautiful! What a great show of support, and reminder for you of a time in your life when you tried something new. Someday it will hang at the corporate headquarters of Sunshine Yarns, Inc. :)

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Laura.Y said...

That is so gorgeous! Lucky you..:) Your cats look like they are loving it too.

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

I think Mom needs to go into business with you, selling her quilts. What a team!

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

now if thats not total support, i don't know what is :) she does beautiful work, and quilting is tough! glad she picked it up again....

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger alltangledup said...

the quilt is beautiful and how lucky you are to have such a supportive and wonderful mother.

 
At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Lee Anne said...

What a beautiful quilt! It is so awesome your mom has been so supportive. With that being said I am also another who has a masters and not doing anything with it. I will say what I learned while going to school helps me every day of my life. I think businesses look for people with degrees and tend not to really care what that degree is in. Someone once told me they look for people that went to college because it shows they can complete a task or challenge. Good way to look at it, eh>

I doubt I will ever use my degrees, but the things I learned along the way will stay with me forever. You are doing the right thing...you can never go wrong when you follow your heart!

 
At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

Dani - you are my inspiration :) I hope nothing but the best things happen for you.

 

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